Public Health

 

Public Health

Academic course, part-time

Table of contents

Overview

A paradigm shift has already taken place in the nursing and health sciences in recent years. In addition to the disease orientation, the focus is also on maintaining and shaping health. The two poles “health” and “illness” are already the focus in the basic training for nursing and health sciences. The academic course offers people with professional experience in this area focused training for new professional fields in public health. By completing the course, you will be qualified take on an independent role in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and health promotion. The potential for professional development emerges from the demographic development of the population, which brings with it an increasing need for measures for the long-term maintenance and improvement of health and quality of life.

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Contact us!

Songül Sevim - Ucar, BA
Favoritenstraße 226, B.2.02
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 6877-4002
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4009
songuel.sevim-ucar@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Opening hours
Moday: 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Thursday: 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Friday: 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.


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Duration of course
2 Semester
Organisational form
part-time
60ECTS
Language of instruction German
22Study places
Final degree
Academic Expert in Public Health

Application deadline for the summer semester 2022
17th February to 15th December 2021

tuition fee
€ 5.600,- 
or
€ 2.940,- / semester

+ ÖH premium

What you can offer

You already work in the practical field of health care and nursing or in other health professions such as midwifery and would like to deepen and expand your expertise. Health promotion and prevention are very important to you and you want to work in this area in a target group-oriented manner. You would like to provide health counseling and support families, communities, schools or companies in expanding their health skills and improving their quality of life. You are interested in further developing your professional field and opening up new fields of application with your newly acquired skills.

What makes this degree program special?

  • A focus on health promotion and prevention for different target groups and settings
  • Health literacy and empowerment of individuals, communities, families, schools, kindergartens and companies
  • New professional fields and new fields of application
  • Health research and epidemiology round out the spectrum.

The occupational field of public health is still in its infancy in Austria. Social skills as well as educational and conceptual skills are just as much in demand in this area as health care and nursing science know-how. The course covers all the necessary requirements to actively help shape and develop the new professions.


What you will learn in the degree program

As a public health expert, you will independently promote the health literacy of individuals, families, communities and the general population through tailor-made training and education programs, following a targeted survey of needs and resources.

The know-how acquired during your training will enable you to:

  • Organize and coordinate preventive services within the framework of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention at the municipal level, in schools, kindergartens and companies.
  • Apply different counseling concepts and principles of communication for professional conversation and counseling. Plan and conduct information, training, instruction and counseling as required for individuals, groups and organizations.
  • Prepare health information in a way that is appropriate for the target group and implement it using eCounseling and eHealth.

In addition, you will acquire knowledge of epidemiological monitoring and data analysis in the context of health research, health statistics and epidemiology. These skills are essential building blocks in the development of health promotion and prevention programs in companies and communities. This area of activity focuses on:

  • Exploring research work on practice-relevant issues and applying them after critical assessment.
  • Acquiring knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods for participation in data collection and data evaluation processes
  • Carrying out independent surveys on the need for forms of intervention, developing target group-specific measures and evaluating their effectiveness.

Curriculum

LectureSWSECTS
Selected counseling and training methods ILV

Selected counseling and training methods ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Central terms of counselling, training and guidance
- Legal basis of counselling according to GuKG
- Understanding and roles of counselling in health care and nursing
- Counselling science: Selected theories and models of counselling (person-centred counselling, systemic counselling)
- Selected counselling approaches and methods (person-centred, systemic, solution-oriented, resource-oriented, etc.)
- Selected nursing-relevant counselling methods
- Counselling processes
- Counselling settings with different target groups and settings
- Conversational techniques in counselling - counselling communication and relationship building
- Self-reflection and metacommunication in counselling
- Use of educational materials (diabetes, stoma, injections)

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final written or oral examination at the end of the course

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

1.53
Counseling of individuals, groups and organizations ILV

Counseling of individuals, groups and organizations ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Counselling Level I: Individual (collegial counselling, conflict counselling, coaching)
- Consulting level II: Group (development phases, team processes, role positions, moderation)
- Consulting level III: Organization (organizational development and opportunity management, organizational structures, organizational cultures, organizational learning)

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final written or oral examination at the end of the course

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

12
Health promotion and prevention with adolescents ILV

Health promotion and prevention with adolescents ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Definition of health promotion and prevention in adolescence, incl. objectives
- School health care from the 5th grade; tasks and (international) examples from practice
- Influence of health promotion practiced in adolescence on the health care system
- Critical discourse of health promotion and prevention in adolescence on health systems and health policy

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

1.53
Health promotion and prevention with chronically sick people ILV

Health promotion and prevention with chronically sick people ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Definition of health - disease - chronic disease
- Subjective theories of health and illness
- Significance of chronic illness for society and for the health care system
- Changes in norms and acceptance in the context of chronic illness
- Importance of health literacy and participatory decision making as an aspect of public health and people with chronic disease.
- Chronic Disease Self- Management Program
- Chronic disease and health literacy
- Health literacy in health care facilities and hospitals and healthcare organizations at the community level.

Assessment methods

Final exam
LV-final oral or written final examination

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

12
Health promotion and prevention during childhood ILV

Health promotion and prevention during childhood ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Definition of health promotion and prevention in childhood, incl. objectives
- School health care in kindergarten and primary school; tasks and (international) examples from practice;
- Influence of health promotion practiced in childhood on the health care system
- Critical discourse of the interaction of health promotion and prevention on health systems and health policy

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

1.53
Health competence ILV

Health competence ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Health literacy - Definition of terms
- Areas of health literacy
- Health literacy of the Austrian population
- Health as a social challenge
- The promotion of health literacy among different target groups - measures and fields of action

Assessment methods

Final exam
LV-final oral or written final examination

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

12
Global health systems and politics ILV

Global health systems and politics ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Different health care systems worldwide (country examples: Switzerland, Singapore, USA, Austria, England...) - including their financing.
- Comparative analysis of the individual health care systems including their advantages and disadvantages from the point of view of the states and the beneficiaries.
- Health policy in the EU and in an international context

Assessment methods

Final exam
LV-final oral or written final examination

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

12
Life style factors and determinants of health ILV

Life style factors and determinants of health ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Lifestyle - Definition of terms
- Determinants of health
- Influence of lifestyles on health behaviour and health
- Determinants of health at the individual level, social and community level, level of living and working conditions, and overall policy level
- Health behaviour and lifestyles in different target groups
- Social inequality and health
- Theories and models of health behaviour - e.g. Health Belief Model
- Targeted health promotion measures for the discussed target groups/settings

Assessment methods

Final exam
LV-final oral or written final examination

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

12
Qualitative research methods ILV

Qualitative research methods ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Basics of qualitative research
- Planning and procedure of the qualitative research process
- Overview of qualitative research methods (focus group, narrative interview, episodic interview, ero-epic interview, observation -auto-ethnographic writing)
- Overview of selected qualitative evaluation methods (grounded theory, content analysis, thematic analysis)
- Introduction to MAXQDA: importing transcripts, coding texts, outputting codes and importing them into word processing programs, outputting code findings
- Presentation of results in qualitative research

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent performance review

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

1.53
Quantitative research methods ILV

Quantitative research methods ILV

Lector: Mag.a rer.soc.oec. Dr.in phil. Christina Mogg, MPH

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Basic concepts of empirical social research
- Basic rules of questionnaire construction
- Basics of quantitative survey methods
- Research designs
- Research design
- Samples

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

12
Statistics ILV

Statistics ILV

Lector: Mag.a rer.soc.oec. Dr.in phil. Christina Mogg, MPH

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Fundamentals of descriptive statistics:
- Statistical characteristics and measures of dispersion.
- Frequency tables, cross tabulations

Basics of inferential statistics:
- Significance
- Correlations
- Group comparison tests (t-test, U-test, ANOVA etc.)

- Statistical data analysis with SPSS

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

12
Scientific work ILV

Scientific work ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Criteria of scientific work
- Correct citation (focus: requirement at the Department of Applied Nursing Science)
- Planning of a scientific paper - the exposé
- Topic identification & concretization
- Literature research and procurement (online research in theory and practice)
- Material selection, material evaluation
- Presentation of results
- Structure of a scientific publication (focus: scientific essays)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent performance review

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

12
Health promotion and prevention with older adults ILV

Health promotion and prevention with older adults ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Health, illness, quality of life and well-being in old age
- Aims, tasks and guiding principles of community health promotion and prevention among older people
- Areas of prevention for older people
- Actors in community health promotion for older people
- Models of health promotion and prevention (e.g. community readiness model) and their applicability to problems and needs of older people
- Best practice models from the field

Assessment methods

Final exam
LV-final oral or written final examination

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

12
Health promotion and prevention with expectant and young families ILV

Health promotion and prevention with expectant and young families ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Basics of family theories and their concepts
- Goals, tasks and guiding principles of community health promotion and prevention for expectant and young families
- Actors in community health promotion for expectant and young families
- Models of health promotion and prevention (e.g. community readiness model) and their applicability to challenges and needs of expectant and young families
- Assessment tools for family health assessment
- Concepts of resilience within young and expectant families
- Interface management

Assessment methods

Final exam
LV-final oral or written final examination

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

12

LectureSWSECTS
Thesis SE

Thesis SE

1SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

- Examination of basic literature in the field of project management, planning and evaluation of health promotion projects for different settings/target groups.
- Critical examination of the own project concept
- Specification of the project concept in a written elaboration (final paper)

Assessment methods

Final exam

Written elaboration of the specified project concept incl. evaluation concept (final paper)

Teaching methods

Individual work, feedback, peer feedback, discussion

Language

German

15
eCounseling and eHealth ILV

eCounseling and eHealth ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Definition and practical examples of eCounseling and eHealth methods
- Relationship process, e.g. according to Peplau, and the role of the caregiver
- Exemplary instruments for implementation (ICT, applications and software)
- Data protection in the digital work environment
- Influence of environmental conditions on health behaviour and participation in eCounseling and eHealth offers
- Preventive and health-promoting offers by means of eCounseling and eHealth; examples from practice
- Benefits and limitations of eHealth and eCounseling offers, e.g. Ambient Assisted Living

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

12
Elements of health communication ILV

Elements of health communication ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Health literacy- Clarification of terms,
- Connection with health
- Figures/data/facts from Austria and internationally


- Areas of health literacy:- Health information conveyed by media (written, websites, apps, social media,...) using the example of current health communication topics (e.g. vaccination)- Quality criteria of "Good Health Information" ("Good Health Information Austria")
- Preparation of method papers on the organisational level
- Checklist for assessing the quality of health information
- Risk communication and fake news
- open questions in the field of health information
- Intercultural aspects



- Quality of conversation in health care- Quality characteristics in the area of personal conversations between members of the health care professions and patients
- building a patient-centred communication culture
- Communication training


- Citizen and patient empowerment as a transversal field of action- more participation, more self-determination through health literacy
- Patients' rights


- The health literate organization - a short insight- Creating frameworks and structures for more health literacy
- Examples of health literate organizations

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

12
Epidemiology and demographics ILV

Epidemiology and demographics ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Basic concepts, terms and definitions of population development and its processes.
- Overview of past, present and future population trends
- Implications of the projected population development for Austrian health policy in general and the financial viability of the Austrian social security system in particular.
- Overview and interpretation of basic epidemiological terms
- Overview of the most important national and international health organisations and their respective focus on epidemiology (e.g. WHO, ECDC, RKI, Ministries of Health)
- Presentation and analysis of data from different databases on sub-areas of epidemiology such as care epidemiology, social epidemiology, environmental epidemiology and discussion of the impact on the individual and collective health of people and groups of people
- Apply different epidemiological data to create target group-specific and evidence-based health and care interventions, or evidence-based counselling content.

Assessment methods

Final exam
LV-final oral or written final examination

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods
Lecture, presentations, group work, discussion

Language

German

1.53
Evaluation, Health Impact & Health Technology Assessment (HIA, HTA) ILV

Evaluation, Health Impact & Health Technology Assessment (HIA, HTA) ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Theoretical foundations of evaluation
- Methodological foundations of evaluation
- Design of evaluation projects in health promotion

- Basic principles of HTA and HIA
- Importance and application of HTA and HIA in Austria and Europe
- Components of and methods in HTA and HIA
- Conception of HTA and HIA

Assessment methods

Final exam
LV-final written or oral final examination

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods, lecture, presentations, group work, discussion

Language

German

12
Case-oriented health and nursing counseling ILV

Case-oriented health and nursing counseling ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Practical counselling exercises with a focus on the counselling content level on selected topics such as
-Stoma,
diabetes
-medication management -adherence,
-disease management,
-amputation,
-Chronic Illness,
-relatives of the chronically ill

- Practical counseling exercises focusing on conversational techniques in counseling:
-Paraphrasing,
-Reframing,
-verbalizing,
-mirroring
-Formulating questions (solution-focused, hypnosystemic, analytic, hypothetical, circular questions, aggravation questions, scaling questions, miracle questions).

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent performance review

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

1.53
Health promotion in selected businesses ILV

Health promotion in selected businesses ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Workplace health promotion in specific fields of intervention
- Project examples of different settings

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent performance assessment (written/oral)

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

12
Health promotion and prevention with vulnerable population groups ILV

Health promotion and prevention with vulnerable population groups ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Suicide prevention: risk groups, risk screening
- Addiction prevention
- Stress management and crisis intervention
- Stigmatisation (public & cultural, structural, personal) - focus on health care
- Destigmatisation (empowerment, recovery, participation) - Peer support

Assessment methods

Final exam
LV-final oral or written final examination

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

12
Basics of workplace health management ILV

Basics of workplace health management ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Definition of Workplace Health Promotion and Workplace Health Management
- Models of workplace health management / workplace health promotion
- Characteristics of healthy and unhealthy organizations
- Structures and processes of workplace health management / workplace health promotion
- Planning workplace health promotion projects

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

12
Content-oriented health and nursing counseling ILV

Content-oriented health and nursing counseling ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Analysis phase with the use of assessment instruments (fatigue, delirium, pain) in the context of counselling
- Selected examples of counselling at content level (pain, migration and illness, psychiatric issues, fall prevention, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic wounds,)
- Selected lifestyle factors at content level (nutrition, exercise)
- Basic principles of crisis counselling (BELLA concept)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent performance review

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

1.53
Final examination AP

Final examination AP

0SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Presentation of the key points of the thesis
- Examination discussion and proof of in-depth knowledge of a related topic relevant to the final thesis
- Cross-connections to integrated forms of care for selected age groups

Assessment methods

Final exam
Commission final examination

Language

German

02
Project planning in health promotion and prevention ILV

Project planning in health promotion and prevention ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Deepening of the basic concepts of project management and health promotion.
- Examination of basic literature in the field of project management, planning and evaluation of health promotion projects for different settings/target groups
- Elaboration of own project outlines of the students
- Elaboration and presentation of a project concept based on the elaborated project outline
- Discussion of the presented project concepts in the plenum
- Critical discussion of the project concepts

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent performance assessment (written/oral).
2 partial performances: (1) Written elaboration of a project outline, (2) Presentation of the project concept.

Teaching methods

Mainly activating methods

Language

German

12

Semester dates
Summer semester 2022: 24th February 2022 untill 2nd July 2022
Winter semester 2022/2023: 15th September 2022 untill 28th January 2023
 
Number of teaching weeks
14

Teaching times
1-2 times a month blocked:
Thursday afternoon
Friday and Saturday all day
Expected study year distribution, subject to change: Academic year schedule (PDF 132 KB, content only available in German)

Electives
Selection and participation according to available places. There may be separate selection procedures.

Open Lectures

You also have the opportunity to attend selected open courses (in german only) from other degree programs or departments. You can find the registration details here.


Career Opportunities

As a graduate, you will contribute your expertise to the exciting task of helping to build up and continuously develop this emerging professional field.

Positions:

  • School nurse
  • Community Health Nurse
  • Community and family caregiver
  • Public Health Nurse (Family Health Nurse, School Nurse, Community Nurse)
  • Public Health Expert
  • Public Health Practitioner

Occupational fields:

  • Educational institutions (schools, kindergartens)
  • Community Health Centers
  • Community centers and neighborhood centers
  • (Health) and counseling institutions
  • Occupational medicine
  • Primary care institutions
  • Freelance work
  • Official medical services
  • Ministries and international organizations
  • Health Policy Organizations (NGOs)

Advanced master courses

Advanced Nursing Counseling

Master course for advanced professional training, part-time

more

Advanced Nursing Practice – focus on nursing management

Master course for advanced professional training, part-time

more

Can I afford the degree program?

Financial aid is available for academic courses, master courses and for courses and seminars.

You can find information about funding agencies under grants and scholarships.

Advanced Master:

A maximum of 30 ECTS of the completed academic course modules can be credited for the master courses "Advanced Nursing Practice" and "Advanced Nursing Counseling" in order to enter the 2nd semester, after a successful admission interview with the head of the program.


Admission

Propaedeutic course in nursing science and research

Before the beginning of the first semester, you have the opportunity to catch up on knowledge from the fields of nursing science and research as part of a preparatory course in order to meet the admission requirements for the course or simply to refresh your knowledge. The next dates are in June 2021.

More information about the propaedeutic course (content only available in German)

  • a completed bachelor's degree with professional qualification in health and nursing OR the completion of an equivalent or higher degree at a domestic or foreign post-secondary or tertiary educational institution in nursing and health sciences OR
  • a diploma in general health and nursing OR pediatric and adolescent nursing OR psychiatric health and nursing.
  • university entrance qualification (if Matura is not available, then English Matura level (B2) and German additional examination must be presented)
  • at least two years of professional experience in the respective field
  • equivalent foreign certificate, it is equivalent if it is agreed under international law or has been nostrified. The head of the study program can also recognize the certificate in individual cases.

Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates (PDF 145 KB)

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Marriage certificate with name changes if applicable
  • University entrance qualification or equivalent
  • A diploma in general health care and nursing OR pediatric care OR psychiatric care (incl. diploma certificate)
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV in table form with current photo
  • Certificate of employment in higher health care and nursing services

Please note:
It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.

  • The admissions procedure consists of two stages. The first stage is your online application. The documents submitted will be reviewed to determine if all the formal admission requirements are fulfilled. The second stage is an admission interview, in which we would like to learn more about your motives, skills and knowledge.
  • Applicants with only a diploma are required to attend the preparatory course for nursing science and research in order to make up for the scientific work and ensure their knowledge is at the same level as the other participants. This course is offered for students free of charge at FH Campus Wien (content only available in German).

Studying with disabilities

If you have any questions regarding accessibility or if you have a specific need in the admission procedure due to an impairment, please contact Ursula Weilenmann for organizational reasons as early as possible at barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at.

Since we try to take into account individual needs due to disabilities when conducting the written admission test, we ask you to indicate in your online application to Weilenmann in which form you require support.

Your contact person in the department Gender & Diversity Management
Mag.a Ursula Weilenmann, Mitarbeiterin
barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at
http://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/barrierefrei

 


Contact

Secretary's office

Songül Sevim - Ucar, BA
Favoritenstraße 226, B.2.02
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 6877-4002
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4009
songuel.sevim-ucar@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Map Main Campus (Google Maps)

Opening hours
Moday: 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Thursday: 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Friday: 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Personal Consultation via Zoom

Contact our Secretary’s Office to arrange an appointment for a personal consultation with the head of academic course Anja Patschka via Zoom.